Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 6

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction

Photos, Prints and Maps
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 1069
Early Map of North America Depicting the Island of California. Matted to an overall size of 14 x 17". Hand-colored, copper-plate engraving, approximately 9 x 11", n.p., dated 1726. Beautifully preserved early map of "America" depicting an imperfectly known North America, South America, Central America, Mexico, and Canada. The map shows California as an island, separated from the North American continent by the "Gulf of California," surmounted by the speculative "Strait of Annian," and a variety of fancifully named regions. Territorial detail is limited to the Colonies, Louisiana Territory, Canada, and Mexico. The city of Sante Fe is the westernmost territory named. Within the interior, the Great Lakes are prominent as is the Mississippi and its tributaries. Canada and South America are well detailed and obviously well-explored by this time. There is no detail within the Island of California itself. Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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Lot 1070
American Revolution. Some of the prints have occasional stains, but the majority are in fine condition. Iconography. Fifty-eight steel-engraved prints depicting famous battles and scenes from the American Revolutionary War, The French-Indian War, The Civil War, The Mexican War, and The War of 1812. Fifty-four of the steel-engravings are large, 11½ x 8½", on card stock, printed by Virtue & Yorston, New York, and feature famous American Generals in victory and defeat, including Generals Scott, Stark, Zachary Taylor, Commodore Perry, Major Dix, and General George Washington, in a representation that seems incongruous in the light of history, raising the British flag at Fort Du Quesne. Historic battles, sieges and charges, Indian heroes, and the military men and women that fought our wars are among the vivid images depicted. Fine.
Estimated Value $250-UP.
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Lot 1071
Antique Atlas Print by John Ogilby. "Cusco," by John Ogilby, Circa 1671. Handcolored, 14 x 12", London. An intricately illustrated etching of the fledgling Peruvian city. Superbly matted and framed to an overall size of 22 x 20". Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 1072
Early Chinese Criminal Photograph. Matted to an overall size of 18½ x 16". Early Photograph of a Shanghai Penal Colony by W. Saunders, circa 1870-80. Sepia-tone Albumen print, approximately 8 x 10", China, Shanghai, circa 1870-80. Eerie early photograph of a Shanghai penal colony, depicting a line of six convicts, standing in an outdoor prison yard, with heavy wooden pallets collared to their necks. The convicts are yoked to one another by an iron chain which joins each of them at the neck. They are dressed in layers of rags, each with a motley, improvised head piece to protect their exposed heads. They look directly at the camera with expressions of blase disinterest, or studied amusement. A crude fence, broken slabs of mortar, and bleached outbuildings are visible in the background. Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Lot 1073
Native American Indian Prints. Some peripheral soiling, with binding traces at extreme right-hand margin where the leaves have been disbound. Also included is the biographical text that accompanied the prints, also taken from the original volume.Two exquisite examples of Native American historiography. Hand-colored Lithographs of Two Indian Chiefs. Lot of Two Lithographs, each 6 3/4 x 10½", disbound from the original publication, printed and colored by J.T. Bowen, published by Rice & Hart, Philadelphia, [1830-40]. Two exceptionally fine lithograph prints, made from the original lithographic stone, then water colored by hand, in bold and vivid tones. Each print depicts a different Indian Chief, with painstaking detail given to ornament and dress. The first depicts "KISH-KAL-WA, A Shawanoe Chief" in blue blouse with elaborate piercings and jewelry. The second portrait represents "KAI-POL-E-QUA, A Saukie Brave," with sword, ceremonial garb, and an elaborate headdress.

The idea of reproducing the portraits of famous Native American Indian Chiefs as colored lithographs was originally conceived by Thomas Mckenny, then Superintendent of Indian Trade. The original paintings on which they were based, many of them executed by Charles King and James Lewis, were first stored in the War Department, and later moved to the Smithsonian Institution, where they were destroyed in the fire of 1856. Subsequently, these lithographs constitute and important and valuable record of Native American tribal history, and are increasingly being sought after by collectors. Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 500.
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Lot 1074
  [Pickford, Mary and Buddy Rogers]. Vintage Photograph by George Hurrell. 11 x 13.75 ", Black and white, with 8 x 10" negative & print. This dramatic photo was taken on July 15, 1937 to commemorate the couple's wedding. Large print exhibits creases in the upper and lower right corners. Very Good.
Estimated Value $100 - 200.
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